Tips For Keeping Kosher While Traveling

Posted on: 13 January 2020


Many Jewish people choose to eat kosher in order to follow Jewish dietary laws. Kosher foods have become increasingly popular and available, and most people have very little difficulty keeping kosher while at home. However, when traveling, especially traveling internationally, keeping kosher can be a little bit more challenging. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and effort, keeping kosher while traveling can be done, so you won't have to worry about consuming something that does not comply with your diet. Use the following tips to keep kosher while you are traveling:

Pack a Bag of Snacks and Nonperishable Foods

One of the easiest ways to keep kosher while vacationing or traveling for business is to be prepared by bringing some of your own food. There are so many different types of kosher snacks and nonperishable foods, and most of them are very easy to pack. It is in your best interest to either pack a small bag with kosher food items or leave room in your suitcase for them. You never know when you may get hungry and need a snack, so having some on hand can be a lifesaver when you don't have the option of searching for a kosher option. Likewise, if you're not having any luck finding kosher food offerings at any point, having nonperishable food on hand will allow you to put together a quick meal.

Research Restaurants

Before you leave on your trip, it is a very good idea to take the time to research restaurants in the destinations that you will be visiting. In some locations, there may be multiple kosher restaurants to choose from. Even if you can find a dedicated kosher restaurant, you may be able to find one or more restaurants that have a kosher menu and prepare kosher items according to Jewish dietary laws. Keeping a list of some kosher-food restaurant options in the area where you will be traveling will make eating kosher much easier for you.

Talk to Your Hotel Concierge 

When you need to stay kosher, talking to your hotel's concierge can be very helpful. Many hotel restaurants and room service providers may have kosher options that are not listed on the menu. If you let the concierge know that you must eat kosher, he or she can make arrangements with the hotel to ensure that you are served meals that are made with all kosher ingredients.